Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that Ravens are “not sitting idly by” in regards to Reed. They’re expected to involved for his services and “won’t let him walk without a fight.”
- Jason La Canfora reports that Ed Reed’s visit with the Texans has concluded without a deal. La Canfora adds that there’s still “ample interest” in Reed, which could lead to more visits in the coming days.
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweets that Reed and the Texans intend to continue talking.
- Albert Breer reports that Reed’s agent has confirmed that he has prior engagement to get, so talks could continue with the Texans.
We have him listed as the No. 16 best available player in our recently updated Top 50 Free Agents list.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that a “person in the know” has informed him that Ed Reed‘s chances of signing with the Texans are a “50-50 at best.” Schefter mentions that a return to Baltimore is still a possibility and adds that the 49ers and Colts are “longshots” at this point.
Reed is still in Houston visiting with the Texans on Friday, according to the Texans‘ twitter account.
It’s interesting that the Ravens could still be an option for Reed, considering that we’ve haven’t heard much, if anything, regarding a potential return to Baltimore in the past few days. The Ravens have missed out on the players they were looking to retain, so they do have cap space available.
Schefter added that Reed sounded like he was saying goodbye to Baltimore.
Houston is clearly the favorites for Reed at this point and it would actually be surprising to anyone else get seriously involved in the negotiations.
We have him listed as the No. 36 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
The Houston Texan are meeting with free agent S Ed Reed today and appear to focused on getting a deal done soon.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on SportsCenter earlier in the day that owner Bob McNair and Texans officials sent their private plane to pick Reed up.
Reed sounds open to the idea of signing with Houston.
“It’s mutual,” said Reed regarding the level interest in the Texans, per Mark Berman. “See if we can work some things out. Conversations have been great, amazing, on the same page.”
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 14, 2013
Jason La Canfora adds that Reed could meet with the 49ers and Colts afterwards.
The Texans lost Glover Quin to the Lions this afternoon, so they’re clearly in need of safety right. Thankfully for them, they have options available as a number of veteran players have been released in the last day and half.
Baltimore appears to be prepared to overhaul their entire defense this offseason. Obviously, losing ILB Dannell Ellerbe wasn’t a part of their plan, but they’ve allowed OLB Paul Kruger to walk and have since released S Bernard Pollard.
It’s worth noting that the safety is very deep right now and draft experts see this year’s group of safety prospects as one of the best classes in the last few years.
There were rumors that the 49ers could have interest in Reed and the Colts have Patriots have also been tossed out as speculative landing spots.